handspun / tang
Tang (seaweed)... in Shetland fleece.
First dyed in myrobalan (the dried fruits of a deciduous tree grown in the Himalayas) to give a buttery yellow colour, this yarn was then put in an indigo vat resulting in a deep green colour almost with hints of gold.
Thick and thin, twisty and full of character this squishy Shetland is lovely and soft. We have another skein of this yarn weighing approx 55g. Please email us or leave a comment in the box on the web order form if you are interested.
This yarn forms part of the collection ‘of a Hoswick Sea’.
A Hoswick Sea is many things. It’s affected by the weather, the light, the season and of course our own mood. The tidal movement is comfortingly constant, the sea breathes life into our village. It dominates our senses especially when it is wild. The Hoswick Sea is our rock, especially in these difficult and uncertain times.
Always drawn to dying with indigo vats – I now see that I made subconcious connections between the myriad of colours which emerge from the pigment and the sea. This is my attempt to pay homage to it by honouring it’s everchanging shades of blue.
Handspun and dyed in Shetland by Niela Nell Kalra.
Fibre dyed after spinning
Handwash cold with a suitable gentle detergent.